Plastic pollution is a widespread problem. Approximately only 9% of all plastic ever made has been recycled, with 12% of all plastic waste having been incinerated.
The remaining 79% has accumulated in either landfills or the natural environment if not still in use. If that's not bad enough, one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from plastic pollution in our oceans.
And in a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 93% of people tested positive for BPA, which is a harmful chemical present in plastic products.
With that being said, here are a few simple changes with eco-friendly products that can have big impacts on your environmental footprint.
Reusable Produce Bags
Investing in some Reusable Produce Bags is the easiest and most simple thing you can do to help the environment. Instead of using the single-use bags from the grocery store and throwing them out, you can use the reusable produce bags that you stash into your car and never have to deal with plastic produce bags again.
Eco-Friendly Phone Cases
There are more mobile devices on earth than there are people. That's a huge amount of plastic phone accessories being consumed and disposed of at an alarming rate.
Try opting for a more eco-friendly phone case instead of the plastic, overpriced ones you see online.
Recycled Mat For Yoga
More and more sustainable mats are being made from materials like cork, natural rubber, jute, recycled PET bottles, and recycled wetsuits. This is a great and environmentally friendly option for all yoga lovers so you could slide into a pose blissfully and guilt-free.
Recycled Dog Collars and Leashes
More companies are creating sustainable products for their pets, and Anipal is one that focuses on creating sustainable pet products by taking environmental waste and giving it a second life; all of their products are made from recycled plastic bottles as well as brass hardware. Your furry friend will love this.
Reusable Coffee Cups
Reusable cups have the power to eliminate the unwelcome taste of plastic in your morning latte; on top of that, certain lids contain BPA, which can contaminate your drink and your body if you frequently utilize plastic to-go cups. Opt for a reusable one and be a little bit more sustainable.
Stainless Steel Drink Bottles
This is a sustainable way to stay hydrated all day long. Swap your plastic water bottles out with a hydro flask and help eliminate the usage of single-use water bottles.